Fri March 19, 2010 By: Amba Handa

What will happen if a person's pancreas has to be removed or it is completly damaged?

Expert Reply
Mon March 22, 2010

A person whose pancreas is completely removed, will have to take pancreatic enzyme supplements and insulin. The pancreatic enzyme supplements are needed for proper digestion to take place.

Such a person cannot make his own insulin and hence will quickly develop diabetes if insulin is not regularly introduced into the body.

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